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Greenland ice sheet losses double

BBC Science and nature - 32 min 7 sec ago
A new assessment from Europe's CryoSat spacecraft shows Greenland to be losing about 375 cu km of ice each year.

VIDEO: Aerials show flooded Arizona desert

BBC Science and nature - 5 hours 33 min ago
Aerial pictures show flooding across the desert region of Phoenix, Arizona, following torrential storms.

Tree-hugging snakes put safety first

BBC Science and nature - 15 hours 59 sec ago
For the first time, biologists measure the force applied by climbing snakes and find that they squeeze up to five times harder than necessary.

VIDEO: Africa's elephants in net decline

BBC Science and nature - Tue, 2014-08-19 15:26
A new study suggests the number of Africa's elephants has declined to a critical point.

Drugs-bust primate given UK asylum

BBC Science and nature - Tue, 2014-08-19 13:12
A primate confiscated during a drugs raid by police in the Maldives is flown 5,000 miles to the UK to start a new life.

Child's drawing 'predicts intellect'

BBC Science and nature - Tue, 2014-08-19 12:20
A study suggests the way children draw at the age of four can be a predictor of intelligence 10 years later.

Pentagon researches hi-tech tank

BBC Science and nature - Tue, 2014-08-19 11:31
The research arm of the US military is looking into designs for new, hi-tech tanks, focusing less on armour and more on mobility and speed.

Crocodile kills Australia fisherman

BBC Science and nature - Tue, 2014-08-19 03:44
A man is killed by a giant saltwater crocodile as he fished with his wife in northern Australia - the fourth fatal attack this year.

Camouflage sheet inspired by octopus

BBC Science and nature - Mon, 2014-08-18 23:23
Basing their work on the techniques used by octopuses and cuttlefish, US engineers have produced a flexible, colour-changing material.

VIDEO: Russian cosmonauts go on spacewalk

BBC Science and nature - Mon, 2014-08-18 22:01
Two Russian cosmonauts set off on a spacewalk from the International Space Station (ISS) to launch a nano-satellite.

Rare birds attempt to nest in UK

BBC Science and nature - Mon, 2014-08-18 21:44
Two rare birds usually found in the Mediterranean region are spotted building a nest at a nature reserve in Lincolnshire.

Iceland raises volcano alert level

BBC Science and nature - Mon, 2014-08-18 20:06
The risk of an eruption at Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has increased, as well as the risk level to the aviation industry, meteorologists say.

Elephant deaths reach tipping point

BBC Science and nature - Mon, 2014-08-18 20:01
Africa's elephants have reached a tipping point, where more are being killed each year by poachers than are being born, a study suggests.

Vanishing canyon has 50 years left

BBC Science and nature - Mon, 2014-08-18 12:20
A gorge in Taiwan, cut through rocks raised by a 1999 earthquake, is disappearing at an unprecedented rate, along with geological evidence.

AUDIO: Jupiter and Venus light up morning sky

BBC Science and nature - Mon, 2014-08-18 11:38
The two brightest planets, Jupiter and Venus, are currently aligned in the sky, forming a spectacular "double star" in their closest conjunction since 2000.

River turtle mothers 'talk' to young

BBC Science and nature - Mon, 2014-08-18 00:02
Amazon river turtles communicate with their hatchlings and with one another using vocalisations, recordings reveal.

Richard III 'drank a bottle a day'

BBC Science and nature - Sun, 2014-08-17 13:18
Research into Richard III's bones and teeth reveals the last Plantagenet king drank about a bottle of wine a day in the last years of his reign.
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